East Bank revitalization contract awarded

GULFPORT, Miss. � Roy Anderson Corp., has been awarded a contract $68 million contract by Huntington Ingalls Inc. for the East Bank Revitalization project in Pascagoula, Miss. The project is part of Huntington Ingalls� plans to reactivate its shipbuilding facilities on the...

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Coast to benefit from BP spill money

Jackson County and five neighboring coastal counties stand to benefit financially after the Mississippi Senate by a wide margin passed a bill that would bring to the coast 75 percent of the $750 million paid by BP for economic damages caused by the 2010 oil spill. The bill goes...

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Apprentice school graduates students

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Huntington Ingalls Industries� Ingalls Shipbuilding division hosted a graduation ceremony Aug. 18 for 110 students from the company�s apprentice program. The Ingalls� Apprentice School has produced more than 5,000 graduates since 1952. The program offers...

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VT Halter gets new CEO

PASCAGOULA, Miss. � VT Halter Marine Inc., announced that Ronald Baczkowski has been named its president and CEO. VT Halter is a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems Inc. Baczkowski retired as a brigadier general in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2012 after a career spanning two...

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LPD-29 fabrication begins

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) on July 30 began fabrication of LPD-29, Richard M. McCool, Jr., the 13th San Antonio class ship, at its shipyard in Pascagoula. The start of fabrication signifies that the first 100 tons of steel have been cut. LPD-29 is...

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Contract: HII, $8M

Huntington Ingalls Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., is awarded a $7,997,406 firm-fixed-price modification under previously awarded contract (N00024-18-C-2327) to exercise options for Guided Missile Frigate (FFG(X)) Conceptual Design. This modification is for additional Guided Missile...

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Crowley Takes Delivery of First LNG-Powered ConRo Ship Serving Puerto Rico

VT Halter Marine of Pascagoula, Miss., delivered the world�s first combination container/roll on-roll off (Con/Ro) ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) on July 20 to Crowley Marine Corp. of Jacksonville, Fla. The Jones Act-compliant El Coqu� is the first of two...

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Contract: Northrop, $19.3M

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is awarded $19,328,060 for fixed-price-incentive successive target modification P00007 to a previously awarded contract (N00019-17-C-0018) to procure integrated functional capability (IFC) 4.0 unique material for the MQ-4C Triton...

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Ingalls Launches New Missile Destroyer

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Huntington Ingalls Industries� Ingalls Shipbuilding division successfully launched the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) on July 13 in Pascagoula. DDG 121 was translated via Ingalls� rail car system to a floating...

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Contract: Northrop, $41.2M

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is awarded $41,229,512 for cost-plus-fixed-fee modification 08 to order 0041 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0026). This modification increases the ceiling and extends the period of performance...

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DHS picks Mississippi

Mississippi State University in Starkville was chosen by the Department of Homeland Security as a base of operations for drone research. Research

B&D expands, creating 35 jobs

B&D Plastics, LLC is expanding in Gautier, Miss., a $750,000 corporate investment that will create 35 jobs. B&D Plastics is one of the

Northrop expanding in Moss Point

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – Northrop Grumman Unmanned Systems Center will expand its operation at Trent Lott International Airport in Moss Point,

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